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Secca di Punta Levante

Zone B - Diving spot with buoy reserved to the Diving Centers

Diving         Great Interest: Marine Wildlife 

    The site
    Off the coast of Punta Levante di Molara, the granite silhouette of the island continues under the water with a series of spurs separated by depressions, channels, and fissures. The rocks are rich in tafoni. The site is served by a buoy from where several routes giving the opportunity to visit the various rock features branch off. The maximum useful depth is 24m, while the minimum is about 5m: the average depth is about 16-18m.


    Main features
    The interesting features are represented by the deep fissures, where often brown meagers can be found, and in the many tafoni forming vaults rich in color, where several groups of invertebrates concentrate. Here and there it is possible to find yellow gorgonians, where often big colonies of sea snails live, anellids living in colonies which form a complex net of calcareous small tubes with a spherical shape. In the most illuminated areas, the wrasses graze on the photophilic seaweeds, and it is normal to sight shoals of barracudas or, after the summer, the greater amberjacks. The blanket of some brown seaweeds is spotted with the white fans of the Peacocks tail, while shoals of common two-banded seabreams, white seabreams, and sharpsnout seabreams rest next to walls or overhanging boulders.
    All around, there is a thick grassland of Posidonia with big noble pen shell specimens (Pinna nobilis).


    Punta Levante - Blue Itinerary
    Punta Levante - Blue Itinerary
    A painted comber rests next to a sponge
    A painted comber rests next to a sponge
    Punta Levante - One of the many channels among the granite rocks
    Punta Levante - One of the many channels among the granite rocks
     
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